The Boxer Rebellion - Big Ideas

THE BOXER REBELLION

Ocean By Ocean
Release:
29.04.2016
Label:
Absentee Recordings
Format:
CD
Article No.:
TBR020CD
EAN Code:
5060454941255
Format:
LP
Article No.:
TBR020VL
EAN Code:
5060454941262
London quartet The Boxer Rebellion have a knack of writing album after album of jaw dropping beauty, and their 5th is no exception. Now in their fifteenth year as a band, 'Ocean by Ocean' is quite simply The Boxer Rebellion's most complete record to date.
 
Three years since the bands 4th album 'Promises', and with the addition of new guitarist Andrew Smith, 'Ocean by Ocean' is an accomplished, beautifully orchestrated and impeccably freighted album, with a depth of emotion to every one of the 10 songs that lift each towards the hymnal. Their sound is brooding and ruminative, with singer Nathan Nicholson's rising falsetto casting an eerie lava lamp glow on songs that sound good before midnight, and even better afterwards.
 
'Ocean by Ocean' is a transcendent record infused as much with darkness as it is light. There is brooding melancholy here that often translates into an emotional sucker punch. The first single release from the album will be 'Big Ideas' - a track that concerns missed opportunities according to Nicholson. "It's about meeting someone special but at the wrong time in your life. You feel lucky to have met them but also, because of the bad timing, like you have the very worst kind of luck."
 
The Boxer Rebellion are one of those rare bands who stay the course. Rarer still are the ones who get better over the years until quietly, astutely, they deliver their classic. The Boxer Rebellion are one of those bands, and 'Ocean by Ocean' is one of those records.